List of Events



Regular Events

For details of regular events (Mass, Prayer Meetings, reconciliation) please see  the Parish page 


This is a provisional programme of our main retreats for 2021. Further details and additional information will be continually updated.  Other events are also announced on the Latest News page. You are welcome to come at any time for spiritual guidance, to join in the daily routine of the Augustinian Community and to enjoy the peace and prayerfulness of Clare Priory.

Way of  Silence Days

These days are for those who wish to have a time of silence and prayer and are led by our Team who wish to share with you their experience of silent prayer, or meditation as it is also known.  In our busy lives we can lose sight of God and what matters in life.   Sr Teresa of Calcutta says 'God is a friend of silence.  His language is silence.'  Everyone is welcome, whether you are experienced in silent prayer or wish to learn more about this way of praying. Jesus said 'Go to your inner room, and God who is there, will teach you everything.'  Please see the Retreats page for comments shared by those who have attended these days.

Date   Theme

Cost (£)


 April 21 Walking Day (weather permitting)  10.30 -4.00. Please click here for more information Donation Mary Handforth
 May 19  Walking Day  9.30 - 4.00  Please click here for more information Donation Mary Handforth
 June 26 "Quest for the Desert in the Ocean"  Please click here for more information Donation Rev Dr Julie Hopkins
   29 - 2 July Summer Walking Retreat. Please click here for more information.  £275 Mary Handforth
July 6 Way of Silence Day  10.30-12.30/1.00pm  Mass at 10.00 if you wish.  Please bring refreshments.  Booking essential Donation Priory Team
  8 & 9 Icon Interest Day - advice and guidance for those working on their own Icons £175 Annette Ashton-Melzack
  27 - 1 Aug IGR  (Max 6 people) £350 Sr Frances Moore
 August  11 Lectio Divina Donation Mary Handforth
  24-29 IGR  (Max 6 people) £350 Sr Frances Moore
 September 8 Devotion to Our Lady Donation Mary Handforth
   21 Way of Silence Day   Details to follow Donation Priory Team
 October 26-29  Autumn Walking Retreat. Please click here for more information. £275 Mary Handforth
 November 16 Way of Silence Day   Details to follow Donation Priory Team

** IGRs run from Tuesday morning until after lunch on Sunday.

 For all days where we ask for a donation refreshments will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch

All residential prices include full board and all meals.


Other Events


Craft Fair


On the second Saturday and Sunday of July the grounds of the Priory are given over to a Craft Fair which is usually extremely well received. There is a small charge for admission but there is a wonderful variety of art and crafts on display with a number of exhibitors demonstrating, including lace-making, wool-spinning, metalwork, woodturning, and many more. There are also children's entertainers, refreshments, hot and cold food, and a licensed bar.

Photos from previous events are accessible by visiting the Craft Fair page.